With its extensive history and relaxed elegance, we welcome you to our secret corner of England, the ancestral seat of the 11th Earl of St Germans and home of the Eliot family.

This incredible Grade-I listed priory and house was remodelled by Sir John Soane in the 18th century, for renowned landscape gardener Humphrey Repton to then create the gardens and park.

In recent years our guests have enjoyed picnicking in some of the picturesque spots in our gardens – a unique experience to celebrate a special event, or a treat whilst on holiday.

The gardens are again open to visitors between 10am and 5pm daily, unless we are booked for an event – please check our calendar to avoid disappointment.

For more information on how to make your picnic, walk, tour, wedding or event extra special please get in touch with us through info@porteliot.co.uk

A fee of £8 per per adult, under 16’s are free – payable by cash or card at the estate office.

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